Month: June 2021

  • Five things you need to know today, April 16

    first_img 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School UTPB Falcons’ quarterback Sam Allen (8) throws the ball against UTPB Falcons Orange Team’s Marquez Byrd (23) during the fourth quarter of the 2018 Orange vs. Black Spring Game Saturday at Ratliff Stadium. Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, April 16. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. District Judge W. Stacy Trotter has slated a 9 a.m. Oct. 22 trial for the high-profile lawsuit in the Jan. 14, 2015, collision of a state prison bus and a freight train in which two Texas Department of Criminal Justice guards and eight inmates died 15 miles west of Odessa at the oilfield ghost town of Penwell.2. Texas Tech University officials released plans last week to about 1,400 people for an in-district charter school at Ector Middle School meant to lift it out of improvement required status under state accountability standards.3. The 20th Mudbug fundraiser is set for Tuesday this year on the grounds at Ector County Coliseum, where Meals on Wheels of Odessa will look to raise a sizable chunk of its income for the year.4. After teaching thousands of students during his 30-year career with Ector County Independent School District, Odessa High School Director of Bands Billy Harden is stepping down from the podium.5. Permian Basin Opera is reaching for those high notes. On a bit of a risk, and with big dreams in mind, the organization is putting together the area’s first locally produced full-stage professional opera in at least 40 years — offering its production of “Tosca” on April 20 at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. Pinterest ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Twitter Previous articleECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS November 26, 2018Next articleTemporary all-way stop in place at University and Maple admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – April 16, 2018 Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook OC employee of the year always learning Home Local News Five things you need to know today, April 16 Local News Five things you need to know today, April 16 Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeTexas Fried ChickenFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

  • ECISD/Tech agreement may not go through; nonprofit may take over at Ector

    first_img Pinterest Pinterest Texas Tech, ECISD logos The memorandum of understanding between Ector County Independent School District and Texas Tech University College of Education as of Monday morning was apparently not sufficient to get the Texas Education Agency’s blessing.The school district had until before midnight Monday to send a contract to TEA, Spokeswoman DeEtta Culbertson said. The school board was scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. today.Superintendent Tom Crowe said the district found out about TEA’s rejection late afternoon or early evening Friday.“Evidently, the Texas Education Agency made a decision after looking at it some more that they changed their mind and decided that an MOU would not suffice, that they needed a fully executed contract by midnight tonight (April 30) before they would approve it and that a memorandum of understanding would not suffice,” Crowe said.Texas Tech’s legal team needed more time to thoroughly review the agreement before they could approve it, so “that became a dead issue at that point,” he added.Crowe said they talked to Robert Bleisch, a lecturer and doctoral candidate at Texas Tech College of Education, about the possibility of forming a nonprofit, which Bleisch has filed paperwork for. He said that’s what would be presented during Monday’s meeting.Crowe said Mike Atkins, the attorney for ECISD, has kept the board of trustees up on all the Ector developments.“Robert was the face of this anyway and so he’s formed a 501(c)3 and it will be basically the same service and support that was presented … to the public. It’s just that Tech officially won’t be legally responsible for the entity,” Crowe said.“We’re confident that it will operate just as we had predicted that it would when we presented it to the community,” he added.Bleisch, who also is director of Safety Net Domain for the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood Grant, presented the concept of converting Ector Middle School into a charter school to the community in April.ECISD has eight campuses on improvement required status under state accountability regulations. Ector Middle School, Noel and Zavala elementary are in their fifth year. If the campuses don’t come off the list, they will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.Bleisch said he formed the nonprofit after it was learned TEA was not going to approve the memorandum of understanding.There was some discussion initially of whether to form a 501(c)3 or writing a memorandum of understanding. He said there will be no change to the program. It will still be a charter school.“This is different because Texas Tech is not the entity that has formed the 501(c)3. The only difference is the money flows differently. Our intent is to contract with the College of Education,” Bleisch said.He added that it will be a few months before the nonprofit becomes official, but it’s his understanding that the process can move forward while that’s happening. He said his role with Texas Tech is still under discussion.Bleisch said things like transportation, food service and special education, for example, will flow through ECISD. The district will bill the nonprofit for the services and get reimbursed, he said.Bleisch said the plan is to keep as many of the teachers and administrators as possible at Ector.He said he has had experience with school turnarounds, but not necessarily using this avenue.“We’re entering unchartered territory,” Bleisch said.Culbertson said contracting with a nonprofit would work.“They’re really trying to work with us on this,” Crowe said. “Evidently when the commissioner himself took a look at this, he decided that an MOU wouldn’t work.”He said ECISD was told by a top TEA official that it would be OK.Having known for several years that Ector was in trouble, Crowe said all along officials thought the campus would get out of IR. He said the district started the process of asking for applications to operate Ector months ago.“We have other agreements with the education department at Tech. This was the first time general counsel and everyone got involved. That’s OK. We’re working through it. I’m not going to sit around and whine and gripe. … We’re going to monitor, adjust and figure out how we’re going to make this work for the kids,” Crowe said.If this isn’t approved, Crowe said the district will put together a plan and he’ll plead their case in Austin.Culbertson said the contract was due before midnight Monday. TEA has 15 days to approve or review it.Required documents under Senate Bill 1882 are a cover letter, partnership plan proposal, a copy of an executive performance contract (which she said is basically the contract), and a partnership assurances document that sets out policies to be followed for running the school.“TEA will provide corrective feedback on policies that do not meet minimum criteria. Districts that adopt the TEA recommended model policy and charter application are eligible for automatic Phase 1 approval,” information sent by TEA said.PREVIOUS VERSION: The memorandum of understanding between Ector County Independent School District and Texas Tech University College of Education as of Monday morning was apparently not sufficient enough to get the Texas Education Agency’s blessing.The school district had until before midnight Monday to send a contract to TEA, Spokeswoman DeEtta Culbertson said. The school board was scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday. Trustees had signed a memorandum of understanding April 26 and it was supposed to be sent to Texas Tech for signing in time for Monday’s deadline.Meanwhile, ECISD trustee Nelson Minyard posted on Facebook that: “The TEA is out of control they lied to us and then torpedo our partnership with Texas Tech to help our 5 year IR middle school. It was a bold (sic) face lie do not trust them with your district.”After a question from Arlo Chavira, a previous candidate for school board and other offices, saying he thought it was a done deal, Minyard replied that:“The TEA called Tech Friday night and told them the MOU we sighed (sic) Thursday was not going to do it after telling us it would be good so Tech backed out TEA said we would have to have a contract by Monday night.”Minyard, Superintendent Tom Crowe and Mike Atkins, the attorney for the school district, could not be reached for comment Monday morning.ECISD Board of Trustees Vice President Doyle Woodall said he found out about the situation Sunday afternoon. Apparently, he said, an email was sent by Atkins on Friday.Chief of Staff Brian Moersch said a statement was being worked on “to explain it all,” and that everything would be fine.“It was yesterday (Sunday) afternoon before I found out about this. I don’t know what the deal is on it. We just got an email saying they had rejected our offer. It was the MOU that they rejected. They wanted it to be a contract and Tech doesn’t feel like they can have a viable contract ready that soon,” Woodall said.He added that the Texas Tech Board of Regents was only recently apprised of the situation and needed more time to review it.Culbertson said the contract was due before midnight Monday. TEA has 15 days to approve or review it.Required documents under Senate Bill 1882 are a cover letter, partnership plan proposal, a copy of an executive performance contract (which she said is basically the contract), and a partnership assurances document that sets out policies to be followed for running the school.“TEA will provide corrective feedback on policies that do not meet minimum criteria. Districts that adopt the TEA recommended model policy and charter application are eligible for automatic Phase 1 approval,” information sent by TEA said. Facebook Twitter Local NewsGovernment Facebook WhatsApp By admin – April 30, 2018 Previous articleFive things you need to know today, April 30Next articleMan charged with threatening wife, infant with gun admin WhatsApp Twitter ECISD/Tech agreement may not go through; nonprofit may take over at Ectorlast_img read more

  • Holiday meal looks a bit different

    first_img Holiday meal looks a bit different WhatsApp Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – December 23, 2020 Local Newscenter_img Facebook In a year that has included finding new ways to provide services, the Odessa Salvation Army has continued to do just that. This year, one of those ways will be an inaugural Christmas Dinner that will be put on at the shelter. “In the past years, we’ve done cookies with Santa where Santa would come in and have him help us distribute cookies and hot chocolate and games,” Odessa Salvation Army Captain Juan Gomez said. “This year, we’re not able to do that. Like our Thanksgiving meal, we decided to have a nice, home-style meal in our shelter. We’ll have ham cooked for that day and our shelter guests will come in and receive a gift bag and something that they can keep if they choose to.” The event will start at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Odessa Salvation Army. “We’ve never done this before,” Gomez said. “This year, we’re trying to adapt. On most holidays, we leave the shelter open all day so that those who don’t have somewhere to go, they at least have a place to stay.” Even in a year that’s been filled with uncertainty from the pandemic and the economic losses people have faced, Gomez says, it’s been crucial for them to try and stay connected with people as much as they can, even with social distancing. “In the past our focus has been drawn across the spectrum we’re working with our shelter guests,” Gomez said. “This year, we’re trying to continue to keep them all in mind as we try to adapt our service.” Gomez says it won’t be too different from what the Salvation Army does on a daily basis when feeding people except that on Christmas, it’ll be more of a traditional holiday meal. He’s not sure how many people they’ll have on Friday. “On a daily basis, we expect to feed anywhere from 60-100 people,” Gomez said. “We would expect that on Christmas day. The difference is that on Christmas day, we expect the meal to be more home cooked. It’ll be a nicer meal in that instead of serving pasta. we’ll serve ham and some of the side dishes that you would see as well like we did with Thanksgiving.” Pinterest Twitter Facebook Previous articleHow to gift happiness in 2021Next articleEstudio revela que los inmigrantes estadounidenses ajustarán las celebraciones navideñas este año Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

  • Florida: Slain FBI agent remembered for protecting children

    first_imgLocal NewsUS News WhatsApp Twitter Florida: Slain FBI agent remembered for protecting children TAGS  Pinterest Previous articleJohnson, Springer rally No. 11 Tennessee past Kentucky 82-71Next articleYoung, Capela pace Hawks in 132-121 win over Raptors Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 6, 2021 Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

  • REMOTAIR, par Alisea: comment la Covid-19 stimule la créativité et aboutit à la conception…

    first_img Twitter Pinterest TAGS  Facebook REMOTAIR, par Alisea: comment la Covid-19 stimule la créativité et aboutit à la conception de solutions innovantes d’amélioration des systèmes CVC Previous articleCoinsure Launches Quick Trade Mobile App  Next articleSignifier Medical Ushers In New Era of Treatment for Sleep Apnea and Snoring with FDA Approval of eXciteOSA Device Digital AIM Web Support Facebook MEZZANINO, Italie–(BUSINESS WIRE)–févr. 8, 2021– Alisea présente REMOTAIR®, la première solution utilisant l’intelligence artificielle pour assurer la surveillance permanente du fonctionnement et de la propreté des systèmes CVC (chauffage, ventilation et climatisation). La technologie en instance de brevet de REMOTAIR® signale aux utilisateurs tout événement critique; de plus, elle fournit également un diagnostic préventif pour protéger la santé et la sécurité des personnes dans les environnements industriels, commerciaux et résidentiels. Des algorithmes spéciaux, mis au point après cinq années de recherche et d’essais, analysent les variables fournies par les capteurs et les technologies de collecte de données intégrés au système. REMOTAIR® est une création originale d’Alisea s.r.l, chef de file du secteur de la gestion des systèmes CVC et du nettoyage sur le marché italien. Ce communiqué de presse contient des éléments multimédias. Voir le communiqué complet ici : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005388/fr/ Andrea Casa – Alisea C.E.O. (Photo: Business Wire) «Parmi les nombreux atouts de REMOTAIR , citons en particulier ses capacités de diagnostic ainsi que de gestion continue de différents appareils de désinfection et de purification de l’air, dont le fonctionnement correct est contrôlé en temps réel, déclare Andrea Casa, directeur général d’Alisea et directeur international de la N.A.D.C.A. (National Air Duct Cleaners Association). En cas d’anomalie, le système émet automatiquement une alerte, ce qui permet aux techniciens d’intervenir immédiatement pour procéder aux interventions de maintenance et de désinfection visant à restaurer la propreté et l’efficacité opérationnelle. En outre, grâce à l’intelligence artificielle dont elle est dotée, la solution REMOTAIR® est capable de développer des fonctions d’auto-apprentissage d’analyse prédictive afin d’anticiper, très longtemps à l’avance, tout danger potentiel pour la santé humaine. D’où une optimisation des coûts, surtout en termes d’interventions et de maintenance, ces coûts pouvant s’avérer élevés lorsque la contamination d’un système a déjà eu lieu. REMOTAIR® représente un véritable changement de paradigme qui permettra aux employeurs de démontrer que leurs systèmes CVC sont toujours propres et de protéger ainsi leur entreprise contre tout risque juridique pouvant survenir à cause de la contamination d’un système. » Alisea est présente depuis plus de 20 années sur le marché italien en tant que premier prestataire de services de nettoyage de conduits de ventilation CVC. La Société s’est appuyée sur cette longue expérience et sur d’étroites collaborations avec des centres de recherche publics et privés pour développer REMOTAIR®. «Nous sommes maintenant en train de former les partenariats commerciaux internationaux qui soutiendront REMOTAIR . Notre but est d’associer la technologie, le vaste savoir-faire et les capacités de notre Société et les systèmes de gestion des installations CVC de tout bâtiment commercial, industriel ou résidentiel, partout dans le monde», conclut Andrea Casa. Consultez la version source sur businesswire.com :https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005388/fr/ Contact médias: Valerio [email protected] KEYWORD: EUROPE UNITED STATES ITALY NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HARDWARE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE BUILDING SYSTEMS COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY GENERAL HEALTH INFECTIOUS DISEASES OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HEALTH MOBILE/WIRELESS SOURCE: Alisea Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005388/frcenter_img Local NewsBusiness Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

  • Matt Thompson Joins the Tanium Board of Directors

    first_img Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Matt Thompson Joins the Tanium Board of Directors Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook TAGS  Twitter Previous articleNIC Named One of Forbes’ Best Small CompaniesNext articleExpensify.org is Accepting Proposals, Awarding up to $100K to 10 Campaigns Fighting Injustice Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

  • Trump lawyers: Impeachment based on hatred, not facts

    first_img House impeachment managers clashed heatedly with defense attorneys for former President Donald Trump on the Senate floor Friday about everything from the evidence in the case to the constitutionality of the trial. Pinterest Previous articlePickett lifts UC Riverside past UC Irvine 86-65Next articlePanik agrees to minor league deal with Blue Jays Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Local NewsUS News TAGS  Facebook Trump lawyers: Impeachment based on hatred, not factscenter_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 12, 2021 last_img read more

  • The Latest: US government seizes over 10M fake N95 masks

    first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 WhatsApp The Latest: US government seizes over 10M fake N95 masks Previous articleSoftServe acquiert le statut d’Expert en droit et gouvernement, dans le cadre du programme Google Cloud Partner AdvantageNext articleElement Solutions Inc Declares Dividend of $0.05 Per Share Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebookcenter_img Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel sprinkles ashes on the head of parishioners during Ash Wednesday, at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 in Lafayette, La. Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest TAGS  last_img read more

  • Verdantix Says The Financial Market’s Obsession With ESG Performance Will Force Firms To Transform…

    first_imgLocal NewsBusiness TAGS  Verdantix Says The Financial Market’s Obsession With ESG Performance Will Force Firms To Transform Their Sustainability Strategies WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 18, 2021– The focus of the financial community – asset managers, commercial banks, stock exchanges and regulators – on Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) metrics has dramatically changed the context for corporate sustainability strategies according to a new study from independent research firm Verdantix. “For more than a decade, the overwhelming majority of CEOs have felt comfortable with a passive sustainability strategy consisting of producing an annual sustainability report” commented David Metcalfe, Verdantix CEO. “That approach is no longer fit for purpose. Investors and lenders believe that ESG factors drive material risks and opportunities. CEOs need to integrate ESG factors in their strategies, annual plans, operational decisions and disclosures.” The Verdantix report, Market Overview: Investor Focus On ESG Will Transform Sustainability Strategies, identifies five segments with huge growth prospects. Fintech ESG platforms. Financial market participants want increasingly granular, frequent and credible data on issuers’ ESG performance. In the last two years, Clarity AI, Deutsche Börse, Moody’s, Morningstar, MSCI, RepRisk, S&P Global and Urgentem have made acquisitions or investments in AI-powered ESG analytics platforms. High fidelity ESG data providers. A host of ESG data providers have launched to cut through the greenwash and provide trustworthy data. Project Canary focuses on ESG certificates for natural gas production with customers like EQT. ClearTrace validates the renewable energy claims of JP Morgan Chase. GHGSat gathers GHG emissions data with low-orbit satellites. Next gen sustainability software. Aplanet, Diginex Solutions, Novisto and Persefoni have designed software around new ESG requirements, not the historic CDP and GRI requirements. These new entrants complement existing providers such as Enablon, IsoMetrix, Quentic and UL. Systems of record for ESG operationalization. When CEOs decide to improve ESG risk, performance and disclosure they will leverage existing systems of record. EHS software providers like Benchmark Digital, Cority, Intelex and Sphera already offer sustainability capabilities. Other categories include sustainable real estate, product stewardship, compliance software and asset investment planning. Digital sustainability consulting. To pivot from outdated passive sustainability strategies, CEOs seek out management consultants who have both subject matter expertise and the ability to implement an ESG information architecture. Depending on project specifics, CEOs hire consultancies like Accenture, Anthesis, Arcadis, ERM, EY, FigBytes, Golder, McKinsey and Willis Towers Watson. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210218005776/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact Isobel Calisse [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED KINGDOM EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENT TECHNOLOGY FINANCE CONSULTING BANKING SOURCE: Verdantix Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/18/2021 11:13 AM/DISC: 02/18/2021 11:13 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210218005776/en Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 Previous articleVehicle Dependability at All-Time High, J.D. Power FindsNext articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘All or Nothing Morning’ game Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

  • Moscow’s jails overwhelmed with detained Navalny protesters

    first_img Moscow’s jails overwhelmed with detained Navalny protesters WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Local NewsWorld News Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleNexa3D Expands Partnership with Henkel to Fast-Track New Class of Photoplastics for Higher Performance 3D PrintingNext articleBio-soluble Fiber Market to grow by $1.56 bn in 2021, ALFISO and Beijing SUPER International Trade Co. Ltd. emerge as Key Contributors to Growth | Technavio Digital AIM Web Support Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  Facebook Twitter Pinterest Facebook This photo taken by Dmitry Shelomentsev, shows a group of detained people inside the deportation centre Sakharovo, 70km (43,7 miles) south-west of Moscow which was urgently transformed into a detention center in the absence of prison space, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Dmitry Shelomentsev was among those who had to wait in a police bus for hours at Sakharavo before being taken in. Sentenced to 15 days in jail for participating in the Tuesday rally, Shelomentsev messaged the AP reporter on Feb. 4, 2021 morning from a cell for eight inmates where 28 people were held, awaiting transfer to smaller ones. After five hours in a crowded cell, Shelomentsev was transferred to a smaller one — for four people.last_img read more